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Bradley Pecore

History of Art and Visual Studies, Ph.D. Student


Bradley Pecore is an emerging curator and visual historian examining Native American and Indigenous aesthetics. He specializes in the History of Native American Art, Museum and Curatorial Studies, American Art, and Gender Studies. Since 2006, Pecore has been involved in over 60 exhibitions as curator, researcher, educator, writer, collections specialist, and artist liaison. He was the guest curator for Drift Art Project (2007) at Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, and in 2012, he contributed to Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism. He has lectured on Native American and Indigenous Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Hey Center (NMAI-GGHC), Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to multiple awards and recognitions, he is a recipient of the Newberry Library Graduate Student Fellowship (2012). He received his BA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pecore has special interests in globalization and Indigeneity, performance, feminist and queer theories, decolonization, and comparative modernities. His dissertation considers Indigenous philosophical and historical ideas of gendered subjectivities and focuses in particular on Queer Indigenous and Two Spirit visualities. Pecore is currently a Curatorial Resident at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI-GGHC) Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY.